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“Best theatre in the World” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House
2 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland (Golden Mile)
+44 28 9024 1919
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Ranked #8 of 152 attractions in Belfast
Type: Operas, Architectural Buildings
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Owner description: The Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland's premier theatre, presenting an outstanding programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals and family shows. There are bars located throughout the Grand Opera House, including Luciano's Cafe Bar, The Baby Grand Bar, the Circle Bar and the Gods. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or simply want to treat someone to an unforgettable evening, the experienced team at the Grand Opera House will ensure a night to remember. Easily accessible by road or public transport, The Grand Opera House is located on Great Victoria Street, next door to the world famous Europa Hotel. The main entrance is on Great Victoria Street, with Stage Door located on Glengall Street.
Northern Ireland
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“Best theatre in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

No matter how many times you go to the Opera House you see something different about the building - while the new entrance is a modern building the original theatre is just beautiful with ornate carvings etc and one of the last remaining theatres of its kind - given the amount of bombing that happened nearby over the past years it is an absolute miracle that the theatre is still intact - if you are ever in Belfast don't miss a visit.

Visited November 2012
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“Stunning Decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Much to our disappointment we did not get to attend an event at the GOH however; we were greeted with the same enthusiasm from the lobby employees as if we had the best seats in the house. They took the time for interesting historical information about the venue and invited us to come back after the afternoon performan to view the seating/stage area. Beautiful venue.

Visited October 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Grand Opera House Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The whole atmosphere of theatre and expectation is complimented by the surroundings of the adjoining bar and restaurant, plus intimate old style bar within old theatre building. Every production I have seen here has been of extremely high standard. Comparable to West End, London.

Staff efficient and friendly and always helpful.

An enjoyable and worthwhile experience!

Visited November 2011
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“Beautiful Old Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The inside of this building is unique. Never seen anything so amazing, yet it survived many attacks during the Troubles

Visited May 2012
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“Censored... Will never return”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Long term frequent visitors to the GOH, we went to see death on a shoestring as part of the festival at Queens. We both did not enjoy the play. After the performance we saw a comments board where you were invited to post your comments about the play. We both posted our views and as we walked downstairs we noticed someone taking our posts off the board and screwing them up. My wife went back and asked this person what he was doing. He said he was the director of the play and didn't want any negative posts about his play. My wife tried to reason with him but he was adamant that only positive comments would be allowed.

We left disgusted at such an attitude and will not return.

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